India 2018

Private Wild India

Exclusive

Unlimited Tiger Photo Safari

April  2018  India

18/04/2018  to  25/04/2018

Leader : Panos Laskarakis

The eye of the Tiger - About this trip

This is the most passionate, spectacular and above all tailored to your dreams photographic safari directly into the untamed India! Unlimited safari of the wild tiger of the most famous national park in the world , where you can see the great Bengal tiger. In nature we cannot always have 100% of sightings but during our all excursions the opportunities to get unique wildlife photos are huge, especially in our days, when the numbers of these beautiful felines in India have increased 30% at the last 3 years. I will lead you as a private group of photographers into the wild wonders of India and I will focus strictly on your improvement as far as wildlife photography is concerned as well as your needs , your demands and your relaxation! You don’t have to worry about anything. Just enjoy your experience. So take your passion and make it happen!

Professional wildlife photo tutorial fest by Panos Laskarakis

The tutorial includes two major parts. The first concerns the outdoor wildlife photography, when I am planning to show you my new skills, techniques and my photographic behavior in the wild. The second is about the seminars in our lodges areas , during which I will share my knowledge with you on your preparation before the safari and your future wildlife photography as well. We will spend most of our time and effort on safari with new photographic activities and get qualitative images. I will make a much more enjoyable and in depth wildlife photographic experience for you.

Participation - Let's go

Participation applies to passionate wildlife photographers of every skill level BUT also to every traveler, who has true passion for nature and adventure. Safari is a unique activity for everyone and of every age!After your first safari you couldn’t help falling in love with nature and wildlife as well!

Highlights

  • Award Winning Professional Photographer & Guide Panos Laskarakis.
  • The incredible safari team of Teetath Quick search and locate technique used by the team fetches results faster to maximize shoots accu-rately.
  • An Exclusive, Compact, Tiger-Focused Itinerary of one week -13 tiger Game Drivewhich has been designed to maximize success in best zones of the Bandhavgarh National park , which is the best tiger sightings in the world.
  • Private open vehicles throughout the entire safari, with only 1 person per row of seating (the vehicles have 2 rows behind the driver). Hence enough space for movement in all direction besides comfort and room for equipment. You’re guaranteed a window seat in the open 4x4s for unimpeded camera access! With all travel needs and necessities taken care of in advance you have to just shoot with the camera in extreme comfort.
  • Private road transfers between all stops throughout the trip
  • Only max 6 persons as a private photo safari.
  • The Optimal Location at the Right Season

Travel information

Days 1-7

Kings Lodge Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Kings lodge is a luxurious wildlife resort nestled between Sal forested hills of Bandhavgarh National Park in a large natural forested in the heart of the wild country only a few minutes from Tala gate of the National park. The guests benefit from its incredible location and the outstanding hospitality. The luxury hotel has 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottage rooms with en-suite modern bath-rooms spread across a natural forest offering great ambience and privacy.

Day 8

Holiday Inn

Sink into the most comfortable beds with a choice of soft and firm pillows during your transit in New Delhi. Relax in our contemporary guestrooms that feature an LED TV, iPod docking station, media hub & triple glazed windows for a peaceful sleep experience. Take advantage of the hotel’s seamless connectivity and business support with easy access to commercial districts of Gurgaon, Cybercity, Worldmark and Udyog Vihar.

Day 1st
18/04/2018 – Wednesday
Arrive – Airport – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh

International Flights: Please inform me about your flight details
Domestic flight :Delhi – 10:10 AM – Jabalpur – 12:00 PM
New Delhi (DEL) – Jabalpur (JLR)
Spice Jet 2871

Meet our representative at the airport of New Delhi in order to guide you directly for your domestic flight to Jabalpur , early in the morning! After your flight(1h + 45min) meet our representative at the airport Jabalpur and proceed to Bandhavgarh, on arrival you will be warmly welcomed by Panos Laskarakis and Kings lodge as well.

 

7 Days
19/04/2018 – 24/04/2018
Bandhavgarh jungle safari BLD

This is the day, after our breakfast and before the sunrise we will leave for our first jungle safari! This planet belongs to photographers! 7 full days private unlimited jungle photo safari in the heart of land of the Tiger, as well as photography tutorial by me, which will take place during our safari in the wild and every evening as well, relaxing while dining under the stars!

 

Day 8th
25/04/2018 – Wednesday
Bandhavgarh Jungle – Jabalpur – Delhi

Domestic flight :Jabalpur – 4:30 PM – Delhi – 6:30 PM
Jabalpur (JLR) – New Delhi (DEL)
Spice Jet 2642

Morning Jungle Safari After lunch, then proceed to Jabalpur airport to catch your flight arrival Delhi then you will be met by our ground staff and will be driven to check in at 5 stars airport Hotel Holiday Inn – night stay hotel, onwards Journey with many nature photos and long lasting memories of Bandhavgarh.

Be ready

Leader: Panos Laskarakis
Target: Magnificent Tiger Pictures. On the tour get stunning tiger images. Need we say more!! !
Locations: India- Bandhavgarh National Park , New Delhi
Duration: 8 nights (9 days)
Dates: 18/04/2018 to 25/04/2018
International main airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
Domestic flights: Delhi+Jabalpur+Delhi
Group size: Min 2 Max 6 persons
Entry level: Easy
Arrival & Departure: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
Transportation: Private road transfers between all stops throughout the trip with New and confortable A/C TOYOTA for all transfers & sightseeings.
Climate: Dry season , The temperature touches the high of around 41°C and the low 30°C but from my personal experience the temperature inside the park is 3-4 degrees lower..
Local WeatherYR.NO

 

Camera Gear:

Must have telephoto Lens mostly but you need lens from 16 to up 1000mm with converters! If you have 2 camera bodies is better. One crop and one full fame with High shutter speed and high ISO. About compact camera I recommend big zoom and High shutter speed as well. Except the tripod, I highly suggest monopod and bean bags.

 

Backpack:

This should be able to carry all of your camera gear.
Do not forget your Laptop

 

Clothes:

It sounds strange but early morning in the jungle you will need a light fleece. The rest clothing must be very light , short and white , durable in dust , in UV rays and absorbent to the sweat. I suggest very light not open shoes or light boots! Summer hat and sun glasses are necessary as well as sunscreen and moisturizing creams! For the night we will need only anti mosquito creams and… swimwear for the pool!

Tiger Photography at Bandhavgarh National Park

Whence discovering the striped stalker is concerned there is no better place than Bandhavgarh National Park in Central India. The habitat is picturesque and unique with abundant prey base for tigers to survive. The ever changing scapes offer fantastic opportunity to photograph wild life in varied settings and provides ideal background to film and photograph tigers in the wild as well. Especially in our days when the numbers of these beautiful felines have increased 30% at the last 3 years ! Hence all prominent and expert tour organizers prefer Bandhavgarh for tiger photography.

Apart from availing excellent tiger images the park offers a large and diverse base of life forms to capture in the camera. Besides the Tigers , the deer family, lesser carnivores, Indian foxes Jackals, wild boars , primates, bison , huge variety of birds , final less seen, Leopards , Sloth Bears , Striped Hyenas and nocturnal animals are within the framework of the expeditions.

The park is more green in winters with spectacular sightings in scenic settings. But the best time to see the wildlife in less green landscape is during the dry season in April and May. Despite the dry season , the park has many green spots with streams and lakes! The extended sunlight and shortage of water elsewhere draws animals closer to remaining water holes and rivulets providing ample opportunity to photograph and film the magnificent creatures. The canopy also becomes less dense hence provides more scope for capturing the illusive beasts. It the best time to see the tigers hunting as well. The expeditions are challenging since the terrain is varied –steep hills, marshy grasslands Sal and dense mixed forests.

Except the view of nature , an another wonderful feeling is the sounds of the jungle composing a impressive symphony of nature drifting you deeper. The historical settings dateing back two thousand years add to the esoteric charm making a photographing expedition unique like nowhere else. It’s located in the north eastern border of Madhya Pradesh at the central part of India.

The leaders are accomplished photographers, and hence guide you throughout the expedition with bagful of coaching and timely tips to help you obtain pictures of lifetime. They are also highly trained naturalists with in-depth knowledge of the Indian jungles, diverse flora and fauna, and the creatures that live there.

India's Top Photography Expedition Leaders

Most of our guides average 15 years’ experience in the field. We know that a nature trip is only as good as the guide, and that’s why we take pride in hiring the world’s best! See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders. Teerath and his team ! He has been at the forefront of tiger tourism and photographic endevaours. Through constant efforts and involvement in the field he has gained expertise that has ultimately lead to great success. The momentum generated has also made him excel in organising dream photographic journeys. The trips are simply spectacular with an admixture of extreme competence, skils, luxury and learning for amateurs and professional alike. His professional networking skills results in addition of the finest naturalists and guides. They have years of experience having worked with acclaimed film makers and companies of International repute like BBC and National Geographic. In order to make expeditions luxurious and without blemish, he engages the best resorts with proven service records for accommodations. Exploration of unique tiger trails and adventure spots accord the clients to experience rare natural events involving endangered species like the tigers. This is what the lens men yearn for through their career.

The expeditions are meticulously planned with expert help to maximize your chances to photograph tigers in their natural surroundings. Get stunning images of other enchanting animals as well.

From humble background, honest and trustworthy, the team has experience of many tiger safari destinations and birding hot spots. Their assistance is holistic including taking care of formalities and travel arrangements that are time saving and comforting for the lens men.

Smart, young, local boys with skills ranging in tracking, identification and photography have become an asset. In the course of years they have accompanied many acclaimed photographers and have become familiar with the equipment and methodology.

Themselves skilled in the art they have helped the lens men in the wild achieve great success. These trained naturalists are crucial for photography and filming assignments.

The years of training and acclimatization will reward you with the most successful photographic tour ever.

Responsible Tourism - Local Communities

When you are involved in a responsible photo tour you are empowering the locals, their economy and the inheritance. These are the vital aspects of conservation anywhere in the World. From a precarious downfall to a steady rise of tiger population in India has been an encouraging development and will lead to a permanent conservation of the species.

Seventy percent of these big cats in the wild are found in India. By participating you will be auguring much needed conservation practice that will set a stunning example for the reset of the World.

Responsible tourism leads to responsible attitude that saves energy, sustains resources and augurs best practices to make a carbon footprint free world. As tour operator a great emphasis is accorded to green eco friendly practices. Join Panos in his endeavors.

Cost:

3500 EUR per person sharing room
3950 EUR per person single room

 

Deposit:

900 EUR per person sharing room
995 EUR per person single room

 

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  • Please notice! The deposit is not refundable!
  • Please notice! The outstanding balance will be requested 90 days before the trip, but in case that someone else takes your place after you cancel your workshop booking, I will be complacent to fully refund your money!
  • If you are a single person and you want to share the hotel room with someone else, in order to get the sharing room price, please let me know!

 

Included:
  • Meet and assist by company representative in each destination.
  • Accommodation on 01 double room in each hotel.
  • Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the travel plan.
  • Nice and comfortable A/C TOYOTA for all transfers & sightseeings.
  • Daily buffet breakfast in all hotels as listed below.
  • Entrance, monuments fees are included.
  • Internal air tickets from delhi+jabalpur+delhi is included.
  • Mineral water in the transport during the whole tour.
  • Toll taxes, driver allowance, and parking are included during the tour.
  • All prevailing taxes like luxury tax in all hotels and expenditure tax wherever applicable.
  • Included the extra weight for the photographers in the domestic flight
  • Private professional wildlife photographer & guide Panos Laskarakis
  • Full day private photo safari’s In Bandhavgarh.
  • Camera Charges, Forest Entry Fees, Guide Charges, Jeep Charges In Bandhavgarh.

 

Excluded:
  • International airfare and other transportation between your home and Delhi, India.
  • Any kind of personal expenses, extra meals, starters & Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated etc.)
  • Visa, travel insurance.
  • Any kind of optional tours.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Anything not mentioned under the category “PACKAGE INCLUSIONS” optional pre-/post- safari tours and meals or accommodation before or after the safari (we would be happy to arrange any and all additional overnights or extensions).

 

Exceptional Value for Your Travel

Get the most out of your trip – thrills, frills and adventures bespoken

While we are coming at the optimal time to see tigers, this is otherwise an off-peak trip, meaning your cost is lower than for most Kenya tours. Take advantage of great value pricing for an exceptionally high-quality small-group trip—when tiger sightings are best!

 

There is limited space available for this workshop only 6 persons , so if you are excited of becoming a witness of this amazing trip you have to hurry!!!
  • Please about your international flight details
  • Check out for your visa.In order to issue your visa , your passport must be valid at least for 6 months
  • Should be useful while your arrival at the Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi to convert some money in Indian rupees (50 rupees and 100 bill).
  • I highly recommend you to have travel insurance and cancelation insurance.

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Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact with me.

Men in charge: Panos laskarakis

Mobile phone Only for India +372 54072874

Email : laskaraki77@yahoo.gr or info@panoslaskarakis.com

Come join me to explorean extraordinary wildlife photographic safarias well as the hidden treasures of India!